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CHELSEA V CRYSTAL PALACE MATCH/BETTING PREVIEW

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Crystal Palace will play their fourth consecutive away London derby when they make the short trip across the capital to West London to face a Chelsea side brimming with confidence.

Premier League 2019/2020
Venue
: Stamford Bridge
Date : Saturday, 9th November 2019
Kick-off : 13:30 PM UK time.
TV channel : Sky Sports

Frank Lampard’s Blues are on a roll in the division at the moment, and will undoubtedly take some stopping. There’s a reason they sit in fourth and just two points off second spot on the standings, having won all of their last five league games and will look to keep the pressure on the frontrunners with another important victory here.

Buoyed by their thrilling comeback to earn a draw against Ajax in their Champions League game in midweek, a third league win at their home ground looks very much on the cards for Chelsea against a Palace side that have seen their pace drop in recent weeks.

Crystal Palace come into this one on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Leicester City last weekend, and while they contained the free scoring Foxes for much part of it and even looked dangerous in batches, that loss ensured they are winless in their last three as well as a missed chance to edge into the top five.

Roy Hodgson will thus, demand an improved performance from his wards here particularly with the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham hot on their tails.

Chelsea favour a 4-2-3-1 formation, and will mostly rely on the goalscoring prowess of red-hot striker Tammy Abraham up front, while the likes of Christian Pulisic and Willian have been pitching in with the needed goals.

Crystal palace line up in a 4-5-1 system which allows Andrew Ayew, Wilfried Zaha and Jeffrey Schlupp a chance at getting at their oppositions.

Team news

Chelsea

Jorginho will serve suspension for accumulation of yellow cards this season but N’golo Kante is expected to be fit enough to come back into the side in his absence.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Antonio Rudiger will both not play here while Mason Mount who was forced off with an ankle injury against Ajax will equally sit out this one.

Crystal Palace

The crocked duo of Mamadou Sakho and Connor Wickham are not available for selection for this one while Garry Cahill, James MCarthur and Andros Townsend will all face late fitness tests.

Head to head

This game will mark the 51st meeting between these two sides and it is Chelsea who hold the upper hand with 24 wins from those games. Palace have managed to get the better of their opponents on 11 occasions while they have shared spoils 15 times.

The Blues did the double over Palace in the 2018/2019 season, and were 3-1 winners the last time they squared up here.

Match stats

There have seen over 2.5 goals in 6 of the last 7 home matches Chelsea have played against Crystal Palace in all competitions.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Crystal Palace’s last 7 away games in the Premier League.

Chelsea have won their last three matches against Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

Team form

Chelsea are having a fine run in the topflight at the moment and the 2-1 loss they suffered against Manchester United in the League Cup has been their only defeat in ten games in all competitions.

Chelsea last 5 games (in all competitions) WWLWD

Crystal Palace sit in ninth, but have not won any of their last three games, losing two of those games.

Crystal Palace last 5 games (in all competitions)WWLDL

Betting preview

Given that Chelsea are heavy favourites at 67/50 and there appears to be little value in backing them for a win, it is important to explore other markets available for this game.

Chelsea have kept back to back clean sheets at Stamford Bridge, and backing them to win to nil looks a promising one but it is expected the affair at Stamford Bridge will be a tight one so punters can plump for the first half draw/ chelsea win full time market which is priced at an incredible 7/2

On the goalscorers market, it is hard not to fancy Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham to find the back of the net here, as he has often done for much of this season. With nine goals to his name already, tipping him to score anytime is a good bet and at a price of 8/11 looks mouthwatering.

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